Favorite German Words


Der Lebenskünstler = literally “life artist”. A happy-go-lucky person who doesn’t take life so seriously but somehow always survives. They take things as they come, don’t plan ahead, don’t make a big fuss or react in any kind of dramatic fashion, they just go with the flow, deal with things as they present themselves. This person will not let pressure or demands of others get to them and will just do their own thing. A bon vivant. A little naive perhaps, or simply eccentric, but overall, a master in the art of just living.

What’s your favorite German word?